Simulating the best of classroom learning, distance education is a blend of best practices in synchronous and asynchronous learning. All distance courses require regular real-time interaction in small groups providing strong student engagement, tracking learning accountability, fostering collaboration and community building, and enhancing instructor presence. Audio lectures and interactive content enhance comprehension and retention. The individual attention provided to distance students helps the instructor know each student as more than just a name. Integrated within a course management system, distance learning delivers education to students located anywhere without compromising quality, rigor, or integrity.